‘The Munsters’ theme song inspired a Fall Out Boy hit

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TL; DR:

  • The Munsters‘ inspired one of Fall Out Boy’s most famous hits.
  • The hit did something that Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump called “taboo in rock music”.
  • Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz felt the track sounded like another famous song.
Herman and Lily Munster of ‘The Munsters’ | Silver Screen Collection / Contributor

The Munsters was one of many 1960s television shows that had an influence on music. For example, one of the songs from Fall Out Boy is based on The Munsters‘ theme song. Notably, a member of Fall Out Boy said that the song is also related to Quentin Tarantino’s. pulp Fiction.

Pete Wentz revealed why Fall Out Boy songs started incorporating samples

In a 2015 interview with MTV NewsFall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump talked about his band’s album American Beauty / American Psycho. “On this particular record, we really focused on the idea of ​​sampling,” Stump said. “It’s always this stuff that’s so taboo in rock music. It’s an art form. You can do amazing things with it. These things are very obviously influenced by hip-hop. J Dilla and A Tribe Called Quest are two of the hip-hop groups that inspired their use of samples.

In a 2015 interview with BillboardFall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz discussed the origin of the song “Uma Thurman”, which appeared on American Beauty / American Psycho. “We had the track and we were playing it to people,” he added. “We treated the process more like how DJs and producers create songs.” Samples “Uma Thurman” The Munsters‘ theme.

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Why a song that sampled ‘The Munsters’ theme song references Quentin Tarantino movies

Wentz said others have compared the sample to The Munsters‘ theme song to 1960s guitarist Dick Dale’s ‘Miserlou’, which was used in pulp Fiction. “We had made the songs, and we were playing them to people, and people kept saying, ‘Oh, pulp Fiction‘ or ‘Oh, Dick Dale.’

“That’s what they thought [sampling of the] munsters the theme looked like,” Wentz added. “Like this surfy guitar idea…because of that, we were like, why not write something that’s in Quentin Tarantino’s world?” Notably, Thurman has appeared in Tarantino films pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.

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How Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman” and “American Beauty/American Psycho” Happened in the U.S.

“Uma Thurman” became a hit in the United States. It reached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the chart for 27 weeks. It lasted longer on the chart than most other Fall Out Boy singles.

“Uma Thurman” appeared on the album American Beauty / American Psyy. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a week. It remained on the chart for a total of 95 weeks. Apart from the group’s previous album Record rock and roll, American Beauty / American Psycho is Fall Out Boy’s most successful album on the chart.

“Uma Thurman” was a hit – and it brought The Munsters back in pop culture.

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